Robotics and Coding with Spheros

This workshop is at Intermediate level and is suitable for students in Stage 3, 4 & 5.

Sphero Joystick Sphero EDU Block Coding

The joystick in the Sphero EDU App allows students to aim the sphero, select light colours and speed and make the sphero move

The sphero EDU App has a Programs screen which can be used to create programs for the Sphero.
Block code category options include Movement, Lights, Sounds, Controls, Operators, Comparators, Sensors, Events, Variables and Functions.
There is also the option to program the sphero using JavaScript.


Workshop Activities Summary

  1. Introduction to the Sphero Robot - types, parts
  2. How to look after the Sphero - charging, safety
  3. Connecting to a device - iPad, tablet, smart phone
  4. Sphero Apps
  5. Sphero EDU App - Connectng the Sphero
  6. Drive Mode - Aim, Colour, Speed
  7. Drive Mode Activities
  8. Introduction to Block Coding - commands and attributes
  9. Sphero EDU Program Mode
  10. Block Coding for the Sphero - examples
  11. Coding Activities
  12. Coding Games
  13. Disconnecting and Storing the sphero

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